'This book is my personal story, from boyhood to battlefield and beyond, written in my own words, reflecting on my life' - Sir Peter Cosgrove.
In these memoirs, Peter Cosgrove writes colourfully of his early years and the influences that shaped him before deciding on a military career. We follow him from raw recruit at Duntroon to early duty in Malaysia and then Vietnam, where he won the Military Cross, through to major events in recent times, including 9/11, the 'children overboard' issue, the liberation of East Timor and the conflict in Iraq.
General Cosgrove is not a man who flinches from telling it how it was. The former Australian of the Year looks back over his respected and decorated military career with wit and warmth on top of the steel that made him one of Australia's most popular and widely recognised military leaders.